Home Forums General Sax Questions Tenorsax update !!…..again !!

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  • #52658

    jak Swift
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    LOL !! I’m taking great time and care over this. In a righteous world, I should be playing a ” Hammerschmidt ” Klingsor \ Silvertone. The guy was a nightmare. I saw what looked to be a decent, new horn on fleabag, but its Chinese origin….Noooo way !! Anybody hear of ” Chiltern ” saxophones. They are made for Howarth: a London sax store, and according to the blurb are a combination of Yani, and Cannonball parts. Howarth have a great reputation, and its a refreshing change for them to disclose the source of their components. These days that kind of information is usually kept a close secret. Ridiculous, but sadly true. A Beuscher ” truetone ” is my second and final bid for the moment. I’m going to get it right this time !! If anybody would have access to pictures of a ” Chiltern “, and would be kind enough to load em up, I’d appreciate the feedback. Beautiful sunny day here in Liverpool… Have a good one…..jak

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    Mel
    Mel
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    #52663

    jak Swift
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    As always your a star Mel…thank you. Missed that one by an hour. The ” truetone “….?? The guy accepted my offer, but wanted a mpc thrown in. I haven’t got one I’m prepared to part with….so; ( cue drum roll ); I have bought and paid for a new Trevor James. Black enamel, gold keys, looks great !! Paid 650 ( pounds ) for it, which was my absolute max after buying the Lawton. I’m happy, its brand new ( just been sitting in a closet, unused ). No Kings, Conn’s, or Selmers this time, but its going to be a solid workhorse. The Lawton is fabulous !!
    Thanks everybody for all your help, patience and understanding. Alls well, that ends well !!
    Cheers…jak

    #52664
    Mel
    Mel
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    Is this the one? If so you should have yourself a nice horn!

    http://www.sax.co.uk/trevor-james-horn-classic-ii-tenor-saxophone-blackgold.ir

    #52690

    jak Swift
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    Think mine is the horn 1 Mel. Its a kind of metallic silver \ black…gold keys. One day soon, I’ll grab this laptop, show you my horns, mpcs, drums, congas, photos of my relatives….the usual cr**…lol !!
    If you get a chance, there has been a lot of altissimo talk recently, and rightly so. IMO..the best altissimo on record is ” Spanish Moon ” off of ” Little Feats ” live album ” Waiting for Columbus ”
    played by Lenny Pickett…who else ?? Seriously man, thanks for all your help, I owe you one man !!

    #52691

    jak Swift
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    Gotta stop saying man….man !! Im just a daft old hippie…

    #52692

    jak Swift
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    Man

    #52693

    jak Swift
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    TREVOR JAMES ” THE HORN ” BLACK AND GOLD. That’s the given ” name ” Mel. Never thought I’d be so happy to grab an average tenorsax. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this and I’m totally with Andy Snitzer . I’m going to sound a lot better on this than on a clapped out S20, regardless of the kudos.
    All done, the seller only lives 50 clicks away, so it will be here by the weeks end. Whoah…these jalapeƱo are HOT m…..nope !!

    #52738
    Jeff
    Jeff
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    Marc Russo scraping the dust off the ceiling!

    #52742

    jak Swift
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    Great clip Jeff, thanks. I love playing that calypso feel. A tune ive played for years is ” The Everywhere calypso ” by Sonny Rollins. I think its on the ” Next “album. Lot of good stuff on here this morning….its gonna be a good day !! Gotta get down that ” Respect ” solo. For the record, I think it moves from Emi \ AM \ Emi \ Fmi ?? Any thoughts..??
    Have a good day folks, and blow like, there’s no tomorrow.!! ( not politically apt but hey !! )
    Best….jak

    #52751
    Jeff
    Jeff
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    Hi Jak, you are correct – nice tune.

    #52752

    jak Swift
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    Cheers Jeff !! Yeah, its one of those that seem to get passed by. Give it a blast yourself man, again, its in the ” artist transcription ” series. I’d send you a copy mate, but I no longer have the book. Played it that many times, its second nature. Not difficult mate….all based around DM arpeggio.
    Hope things are picking up for you….best…jak

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